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1968 on Film

Landmark films from 1968 that reflected their changing world
September 10 - December 3, 2018

1968, a year of global protest and revolution, galvanized audiences for movies that reflected their changing world. The film-makers of the era rose to that challenge, producing remarkable documents of the times that upended cinematic traditions with bold new forms and innovative content. This series presents some landmark films from 1968, in company with a few that paved the way and others that look back with admiration, nostalgia, and regret for what we gained and what we lost in that transformative year.

Presented by the Johns Hopkins Film and Media Studies Program.

The 1968 on Film series will take place every Monday at 7pm at the SNF Parkway Theatre from 9/10 to 12/3.

Past Films

A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.
A history of the escalating terrorism and violence between French military forces and the Algerian independence movement, based on the memoirs of Saadi Yacef, a leader of the National Liberation Front.
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
In seven different segments, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy and support for the North Vietnamese army during the Vietnam war.
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.
In the Intense Now draws from the visual archive of the global 1968 revolutions in four countries—France, Czechoslovakia, China, and Brazil—to examine what is captured and what is lost in images of great historical intensity.
Three Swedish stage actresses (Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom) give differing interpretations of the classic Aristophanes play "Lysistrata."
A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.
A woman whose husband is fighting in Viet Nam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.
A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.